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Experts confirm 14 pygmy elephants were poisoned

KOTA KINABALU: Wildlife experts are now certain that the 14 pygmy elephants found dead at a forest reserve in central Sabah were poisoned.

GE13: 206,021 land titles issued as of last month

KUCHING: The state government has issued a total of 206,021 land titles for agricultural activities and residential purposes as of March, says the state Barisan Nasional manifesto unveiled yesterday.

Joint effort to save mangrove forest

ABOUT 160 volunteers from UMW Holdings Bhd, UMW Toyota Sdn Bhd and Perodua planted some 1,800 mangrove trees at the Kampung Sungai Pelek Forest, in Sepang recently, in conjunction with the World Earth Day celebrations.

Meet our tiger protectors

LOCAL and foreign poaching syndicates are emptying our forests of tigers, their prey and other wildlife. Between 2010 and 2011, close to 1,000 snares were detected in three priority tiger landscapes – Belum-Temengor, Taman Negara and Endau-Rompin.

Making a link

Villagers plant trees in palm oil estate to create corridor linking forests at Felda Pasoh Dua in Negri Sembilan.

Aiyoh, mind that language lah

SPOTLIGHT on politicians who say the darndest things about women.

Folk: More facilities, please

A DENSE forest of rubber trees creeping out from Kampung Naga Lilit and Kampung Permatang Durian together with oil palm plantations greet visitors to the Padang Serai parliamentary constituency in Kedah.

Hammock camping 101

Is a hammock the ideal shelter in a tropical jungle? Why are GPS watches all the rage? Are they a fad or the best gear invented for adventurers and athletes? Our gear experts clue you in.

Nestle’s ROCKers plant 100 hardwood saplings

FOREST Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) just got a whole lot greener, thanks to Nestle Malaysia’s symbolic planting of 100 trees recently.

Lack of affordable housing forces India's poor into death traps

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Aslamkhan Bhikankha sold his wife's jewellery and used all his savings to buy a flat in a Mumbai suburb which he now fears will soon be razed, leaving his family homeless.